The Congress leader Mer Rahul Gandhi, led 'Save the Constitution March' on Thursday at Kalpetta in Wayanad district of Kerala against the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019.
Mr. Gandhi arrived in Kannur late Wednesday night and after addressing the workers after the rally, sparked row comparing the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, with Nathuram Godse. Meanwhile, the BJP has slammed the former Congress president for his statement.
Warning the youths of the country Mr. Gandhi said: 'My young friends, you have no future in Narendra Modi's India. You will not be able to get a job.'
'Indians are being made to prove that they are Indians, who is Narendra Modi to decide if I am Indian? Who has given him the licence to decide who is Indian & who is not? I know I am an Indian & I do not have to prove it to anybody,' he added.
The Congress has been holding anti-CAA protests in Kerala led by MPs, MLAs and local leaders since the past few days.
Apart from Save the Constitution march in Wayanad, the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) will be organising a 'human map of India' with the participants making formation of the country’s map in 13 districts of the state.
Senior party leaders like Mr. Oommen Chandy, Mr. KC Venugopal, Opposition leader in the state assembly, Mr. Ramesh Chennithala, and the KPCC President, Mr. Mullapally Ramachandran, have joined Mr. Gandhi in the rally at Wayanad while Congress Working Committee member,Mr. AK Antony, will participate in the 'human map' event in Thiruvananthapuram.
The Congress and the BJP are at loggerheads over the Citizenship Amendment Act and the NRC with Mr. Gandhi calling it 'Demonetisation 2.0' and an attack on the secular fabric of India.
Meanwhile, the BJP has slammed the Congress and AAP for using the anti-CAA protests for vote bank politics with the Union Minister,Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, accusing Mr. Rahul and the Delhi Chief Minister, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal for standing with the 'Tukde Tukde gang'.
'They did that for vote bank. But they are not bothered about the dignity of those religiously persecuted minorities from neighbouring countries because they may not be their vote bank,' the BJP leader said.